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Want Better Grades? Free Academic Support Services Available on Campus!

Stop by the LARC for the Library services and research materials, free tutoring at the General Tutoring Center, Writing Center and Math Lab, the Computer Common's open computer lab, and free workshops on study skills, writing skills, Math 110 and Math 134. LAVC also offers has satellite learning assistance and specialized tutoring at other campus locations!

Want Better Grades? Free Academic Support Services Available on Campus!

Los Angeles Valley College offers a variety of academic support services during the Spring 2019 semester to help student be more successful in their classes. Students can choose from library services, an open computer lab, free workshops and walk-in tutoring, online tutoring, specialized tutoring services, satellite learning assistance, and online/hybrid classes help desk.

The following is a menu of academic support services that are available to LAVC students:

LIBRARY

The LAVC Library, which is located on the first floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) building,  provides students with access to library materials and services including research help (print and online books, database of online articles databases, etc.), computers and printing, and private group study rooms. 

The following is the Library's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-June 3, the Library is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and it is closed on Sunday and college holidays.

For more information including research help, visit the LAVC Library webpage.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER (ARC)

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) is home to many of the college's tutoring support services such as the General Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Math Lab, as well as the Computer Commons (open computer lab) and the Virtual Valley Help Desk. It also offers free workshops for students on writing skills, study skills, and Math 110.

ARC WORKSHOPS

The LAVC ARC offers a variety of free workshops on topics in the areas of writing skills, study skills, and Math throughout the semester for students. During the Spring 2019 Semester it is offering a schedule of Writing Skills workshops on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m., Study Skills workshops on Monday at 1 p.m., Math 110 workshops on Friday at 10 a.m., and Math 134 workshops on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Resource Center webpage.

GENERAL TUTORING CENTER

The Academic Resource Center: General Tutoring Center, which is located in LARC 213, offers students free tutoring by walk-in or appointment. Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, accounting, astronomy, chemistry, economics, French, music, physics, psychology, Spanish, and statistics. In addition, it has free textbook, headphone, and laptop rentals, and small group study rooms are available (by reservation).

The following is the General Tutoring Center's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-June 3, General Tutoring is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and is closed on Sundays, and campus holidays. 

For more information and the tutoring schedule, visit the General Tutoring webpage or call (818) 947-2744.

WRITING CENTER

The Academic Resource Center: Writing Center in LARC 229 offers students walk-in tutoring to help with writing assignments across the curriculum in the following areas: writing essays, research papers, personal statements and scholarship essays, proper usage of MLA and APA format, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. It also have a PC computer lab, and free writing handouts. 

The following are the Writing Center's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-June 3, the Writing Center is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and is closed on Sunday, and campus holidays.

For more details, visit the LAVC Writing Center webpage or call (818) 947-2810.

MATH LAB

The Academic Resource Center: Math Lab in LARC 226 is a drop-in tutoring lab that provides help in all levels of math. In addition to tutoring services, the lab also provides the following: access to computers with math software, free hourly rentals of textbooks and laptops.

The following is the Math Lab's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-June 3, the Math Lab is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and is closed on Sunday and campus holidays.

For more information, visit the Math Lab webpage or call (818) 947-7263.

COMPUTER COMMONS

The Academic Resource Center: Computer Commons, which is located in LARC 234, is an open computer lab that has 95 computers available for students to use. The computers have Internet access, MS Office suite, specialized software, headphones and flash drives. In addition, students have access to black and white, and color printers,  as well as a black and white copier and a 4800 dpi scanner. 

The following is the Computer Common's Spring 2019 hours of operation:

  • From February 4-June 3, the Computer Commons is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-8:45 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and Saturday from 1-5 p.m.. and is closed on Sunday and campus holidays. 

For more information, visit the Computer Commons webpage.

STEP (IN-CLASS TUTOR)

The STEP Program is a support service provided by the Academic Resource Center that offers embedded academic coaching and peer mentorship with a STEP Leaders. STEP Leaders are successful college students who work with instructors in specific courses to provide supplemental practice and direction for students.

Before ever stepping foot in the Library and Academic Resource Center, students enrolled in a course with a STEP Leader receive guidance throughout the semester. In addition to providing assistance in the classroom, STEP Leaders host weekly workshops, group study sessions, and one-on-one consultations with students. This personalized kind of academic coaching and peer mentorship has proven effects on the success, retention and persistence of students.

For more information, visit the LAVC STEP Program webpage.

ARC SATELLITE LEARNING ASSISTANCE 

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers satellite learning assistance at other locations on campus, including Zone Equity Tutoring for athletes, Mosaic Tutoring for black scholars, dream center, and veterans students, and a Kid-Friendly Study Lounge for student parents, during the semester. 

  • Zone Equity/Athletics Tutoring offers student athletes with English and math tutoring on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and an open computer lab on Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Community Services Center 106. For more information, call (818) 947-2811.

  • Mosaic Tutoring offers students in the Black Scholars Program, Dream Resource Center, and Veterans Resource Center with English and math tutoring for Black Scholars and MiComunidad participants, and English and math tutoring for Veterans in SSC 205. For more information and hours, call (818) 778-5998.

  • The Kid-Friendly Study Lounge offers student parents (or LAVC students who are parents) with a place to study and English and math tutoring and access to computers, while child development interns watch their child play, socialize with other kids, or work on homework. During Spring 2019, they are being are offered at the Family Resource Center at the Child Development & Family Complex, and in the Associated Student Union (ASU) on the second floor of the Student Union. For more information and hours, contact the ASU Office at (818) 778-5516, or the LAVC Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5612 or visit the LAVC Family Resource Center webpage,

OTHER ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES & SPECIALIZED TUTORING

In addition, the college has other academic resources and services on campus or online that is available to assist students:

  • The Virtual Valley Help Desk provides log-in and technical assistance for students enrolled in an online or hybrid classes using the Canvas system. During Spring 2019, it is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and it is closed Saturday, Sunday and campus holidays. For assistance, call (818) 778-5834 or email virtualvalleyhelp@lavc.edu.

  • NetTutor Online Tutoring, which is provided by NetTutor, is available to students whose instructors are using Canvas for online courses or to web-enhanced their classes. For more information, visit the Virtual Valley webpage's overview of NetTutor

  • The Biology Resource and Tutoring Center in Allied Health & Sciences (AHS) 232 provides group tutoring for all the life science courses offered at LAVC, including Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biology 3, 6, and 7, Medical Terminology, Oceanography, and Marine Biology. For more information, visit the Biology Resource and Tutoring Center webpage or call (818) 947-2516.

  • The EOPS/CARE Tutoring Center and Computer Lab is located in the EOPS Office on the 2nd Floor of the Student Services Center. It offers free, individualized help for EOPS/CARE students with subjects, such as English, Math, and the sciences. It also has computers and a printer for EOPS/CARE students to work on their assignments independently and print them out for submission. Services also include Internet access for class projects and job search, resume and cover letters revision, and interview techniques. For more information and hours, visit the EOPS webpage.

  • TRiO/Student Support Services is located in the TRiO Office on the second floor of the Student Services Center (SSC). It is a federally funded student support system for 160 qualified students. TRiO offers eligible students with individual counseling, individual tutoring, academic workshops, cultural activities, transfer information, computer labs, and complimentary school supplies. For more information and hours, visit the TRiO webpage.

  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), which is located in Student Services Annex 175, offers support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers. For more information and hours, visit the SSD webpage.

Hours of all the above noted services are subject to change. ARC tutoring labs require enrollment in a zero unit section of Supervised Learning. Proof of current enrollment required for use of all services. Check the LAVC Academic Calendar for holiday closures, and check the individual service’s web site for a schedule for tutoring during finals week.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/18/2019 5:01:27 PM